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Jewish WWII vet recalls fight’s ‘ugly’ side

Harry Zaslow leaned forward in his wheelchair and began to reminisce about his Army days, almost 70 years to the day after the Nazis surrendered to Allied forces at the end of World War II.

Although he is proud of his service and the country he fought for, he doesn’t flinch from revealing a less noble aspect of the American military at the time: the pervasive anti-Semitism among his fellow soldiers.

It’s a story he has shared before, in a videotaped testimony for the Shoah Foundation and in a 2006 memoir, A Teenager’s Journey in War & Peace.

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